Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Strengthening the Pipeline: Importance of Judicial Clerkships

  • Wed, February 17, 2016
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Stinson Lenoard Street


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Attend a rare opportunity to hear from judges and clerks/former clerks about what it takes to be a judicial law clerk. The program starts with a clerk/former clerk panel who will give insight into their experiences and how a judicial clerkship has informed their current work.  Next, the judges panel will dive deeper into what how they select and develop judicial law clerks.  The program ends with a unique networking reception where additional judges, clerks, and former clerks will answer individual questions.

Clerk/Former clerk panel:
Veena Iyer (moderator) – Nilan Johnson Lewis
Erin Knapp – US Bank
Adine Momoh – Stinson Leonard Street
Ann Motl – U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Nic Puechner – Minnesota Court of Appeals
Forrest Tahdooahnippah – Dorsey & Whitney
Fue Thao – Ramsey County Attorney's Office
Lola Velazquez-Aguilu – U.S. Attorney’s Office

Judges panel:
Justice Lorie Gildea (moderator) – Minnesota Supreme Court
Judge Margaret Chutich – Minnesota Court of Appeals/Minnesota Supreme Court
Senior Judge Michael Davis – U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Judge Tony Leung – U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Judge Jeannice Reding – Hennepin County District Court
Judge Peter Reyes, Jr. – Minnesota Court of Appeals

Co-Sponsors: Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, The Infinity Project, Minnesota American Indian Bar Association, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, and Minnesota Women Lawyers

Mailing Address:
MNAPABA c/o Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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